LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
On Wednesday, March 22nd, Good4Utah news broadcast an investigative report on the deaths of two women 4 months ago in the Duchesne County Jail with the focus on the grieving parents question, “Why did our daughters die in the Duchesne County Jail?”
Months of work paid off for a group of Government students from Uintah High School that took Utah’s Capital by storm as they helped see HB 117 through the legislative process and signed into law this week.
Fun and a good cause collide this Saturday at the Western Park in Vernal during the 24th Annual Home and Garden Show and Outdoor Expo. Split Mountain Archers are holding a fundraiser 3-D archery shoot to benefit 2-year-old Jamison Black who was seriously injured on November 3rd after being pinned beneath the bucket of a skid-steer.
The Spring Burn Window is approaching and TriCounty Health Department is urging citizens to follow the law. “You can only burn vegetation,” shares TriCounty Health.
For all you anglers out there: it’s the second year for the Cutthroat Slam in Utah. The Division of Wildlife Resources started the promotion in order to raise funds for projects involving Utah cutthroat trout.
You best be hiding your gold this weekend because a crew of swashbuckling pirates are on their way to the 24th Annual Home and Garden Show and Outdoor Expo this Friday and Saturday at the Western Park.
The Vernal City Walmart was shut down on Sunday night due to a bomb threat. According to Vernal City Assistant Police Chief Keith Campbell, 55-year-old Scott Baese called in the bomb threat on the evening of March 19th.
Governor Gary Herbert made a personal visit to Roosevelt on Tuesday to present Roosevelt City with a special award designating Roosevelt as a “Business Friendly City”. Governor Herbert explained that Utah is leading the nation as an economic powerhouse and that a large part of that is the state’s responsibility to recognize the needs in communities beyond the Wasatch Front.
The Bureau of Land Management Utah State Office is holding an online sale today for four parcels of competitive oil and gas leases. The total amount is 4,175 acres. The sale will be conducted with the EnergyNet internet-based auction system.
Much has changed in Uintah County in the last decade thanks to millions of dollars in funding for infrastructure. 15 years ago Uintah County was receiving an average of $3 million dollars in funds from the Community Impact Board.
6 month old "Gilby" needs a family. Uintah County Shelter S.S.D. staff say's he acts more like a dog than cat. Call the shelter at 781-7297 if you'd like to adopt Gilby.
Santa worked hard to be a good boy this year and took the opportunity to tell Sheriff Norton what he hoped to find under his tree. Clearly, the Sheriff's Office Kid Christmas Party was an absolute success.
The Uintah High Band marched in the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade earlier this month, experiencing a trip to Hawaii that the students will never forget. There were many somber moments when the students thanked veterans, visited memorials and learned about the day in history 75 years ago that changed the world.
Duchesne County Sheriff's Office went on a special mission for Santa on Thursday to deliver some presents to students at Con Amore School in Myton. The kids were delighted to see the special visitors and be the recipients of some Christmas cheer.
Despite a shaky economy, new businesses continue to open in the Basin, optimistic about the future. New car detailing shop Executive Importz, located on West Main in Vernal, had their ribbon cutting on Wednesday.
Commissioner Mark Raymond was recognized by the Uintah Basin Association of Governments on Thursday for his many years of service as Commissioner of Uintah County. His second term as Commissioner ends with the new year.
Mornings in the Basin this week have been plenty cold. Rumor has it the chill in the air and a little snow on the ground are signs of bigger things to come over the weekend. Get your boots on and shovels ready!
The community enjoyed another successful Breakfast With Santa event on Saturday. Many helping hands make the event possible each year. The Elks Lodge cook and serve the free breakfast. Ken and Rojene Bassett happily serve as the cleaning elves, keeping tables ready for new families. The Recreation District crew helps set up, tear down and whatever else might be needed in between. The local fire department brings a truck for the kids to crawl in and explore outside while the Litton family provides first class Christmas music inside, keeping the holiday mood merry and bright. Thank you to all the helpers who make this wonderful event possible each year!
The cast and crew of A Christmas Carol at Vernal Theatre:LIVE have been busy with costuming, sets and rehearsals and the show is coming together beautifully. With only three shows on December 16th and 17th, anyone wanting to experience a musical journey through Past, Present, and Future with Ebenezer Scrooge had better get their tickets soon! Musical scores for the show are from Alan Menken, the man behind the music of Disney Classics, and Lynn Ahrens, well known as a lyricist and composer in musical theatre and television. Get tickets at www.vernaltheatre.com
Meet 5 year old Paloma. Paloma is an American Bulldog and she's looking for a new home this Christmas. Uintah Animal Shelter SSD employees Heidi Heckthorn and Caitlyn Day stopped by the Basin Now offices to show her off. Paloma is cuddly, lovable and great with kids. She's house broken and ready for adoption. Meet her in person at the Uintah Animal Shelter 1387 East 335 South in Naples. 435-781-7297. Oh, by the way, Paloma means dove in Spanish.
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